With Chelsea considering their options about several members of personnel following their disastrous campaign, one Blue has revealed that he is happy at the club and would like to see out at least the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Cesc Fabregas arrived in west London from Barcelona in 2014 and has become a key man in the middle of the park for Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte. The former Arsenal man came with his sceptics, partly because of his days with the Gunners, but also because many had found that his defence work was lacking, whilst no one can doubt his ability to pick a ball.
The Spaniard made an impact in his very first competitive game for the Blues, however, creating an assist with an exquisite pass to Andre Schurrle to net against Burnley as they went on to lift the Premier League trophy that year. His second year was far from his best, having been scapegoated as one of those that had turned on Mourinho and one of the main protagonists for sacking the Portuguese boss.
Fabregas working overtime
If Fabregas had felt that his former manager would want him to work hard in the middle of the park, Conte would demand even more, which made Cesc’s desire to be a success at Chelsea even more. The Italian boss used him as an inspired second-half substitute during his first season as they romped to another Premier League title, however, a recurring theme started to happen for the ageing midfielder.
The 30-year-old has had to play in more games during this year’s campaign than he ever has before for the Blues, with injuries, departures of key midfielders and poor performances from new arrivals, which has shown some kinks in Chelsea’s armour, especially in defensive areas. Conte has also seen his options for an impact substitute be reduced with the Spain international playing more regularly.
It would make sense that Fabregas would like to stay at Stamford Bridge next season, having told Marca that he is “happy” and “would like to stay here”, considering the amount of money he is earning and the amount of success he has enjoyed since being a Chelsea player.